University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
Department of Clinical Genetics (333954)
Specialized in: clinical genetics
About the Department of Clinical Genetics at University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
The Department of Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden cares for patients and their families with genetically-related diseases, especially if there is mental retardation or developmental disorder. The department has a unique experience in conducting syndrome diagnostics and is the Center for Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer as well as Familial Colorectal Cancer, accredited by the German Cancer Society. Chief physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Evelin Schröck.
The department specializes in three main areas: mental retardation and brain malformations, syndromal diseases of unknown cause and familial tumor diseases. In the field of familial tumor diseases, the family tree is elaborated together with the patient in a human genetic counselling session and possible genetic disorders are identified. The genetically-related diseases include familial breast and ovarian cancer, familial paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma syndrome, familial colorectal cancer, familial pancreatic cancer and familial gastric cancer.
The specialists of the department of clinical genetics apply a broad and modern range of method of molecular genetics and cytogenetics. An experienced medical team carries out the analysis of patient samples with the aid of modern techniques. The department is accredited according to DIN EN ISO 15189:2014 and offers next-generation sequencing of DNA and RNA, molecular karyotyping / array-CGH, chromosomal analyses and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH-analysis).
The following techniques are applied in the department:
- NGS-panels diagnostics and exome sequencing
- Molecular karyotyping
- Conventional and molecular cytogenetics
- Conventional cytogenetic diagnostics (prenatal and postnatal)
- Molecular cytogenetic diagnostic (fluorescence in situ hybridization, FISH-technique)
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